Canadian Western Bank, ticker CWB, is a small bank by comparison with the top 6 Canadian banks. It has a market capitalization of $2.2B and operates mostly in Alberta and British Columbia. Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario represents 22% of the business. It owns Canadian Direct Insurance Incorporated for home and auto insurance.
They have 4 different segments:
- Wealth Management
The banking services they offer are as follows:
- Commercial lending
- Real Estate lending
- Equipment financing
- Banking services
- Credit Card services offered through MBNA Canada Bank
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CWB Quick Facts
Technology in the form of electronics and computer hardware are now pervasive throughout our daily life. There is widespread interest in this technology as well as the companies that provider this technology. New gadgets and the latest and best versions of our favorite smart phones, laptops, or tablets often draw our attention. Tech is now even integrated into fashion our fashion choices as we’ve seen with the introduction of Google Glass and soon the smart watch (whomever gets there first since rumours have many companies in this sector).
The technology integration is even bigger with corporations. The post offices are seeing the massive change in letter and package delivery.
- Letters are going down because electronic mail can reach out many but you can also sign many forms online now. I can get many of my statements online as well as the annual financial reports.
- Packages are up because online buy is up. Consumers and companies are purchasing online and receiving their products by delivery.
Some technology stocks can offer attractive yields for dividend investors. After several years and countless hours of dividend research under my belt;
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Canadian Utilities is a company I was not aware of until I saw it on the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats list. As I favor regular and consistent dividend increase, I needed to have a look at the company. CU is a holding company operating in 4 sectors:
- Utilities with the distribution of natural gas and electricity through ATCO, Northland Utilities and Yukon Electric.
- Energy generation, storage and processing through ATCO.
- Structures & Logistic provides services across 5 continents as a turnkey solution.
- Technology through ATCO Australia provides a number of business and IT services.
As you can see, Canadian Utilities isn’t a primary utility that we deal with in Canada but with all its subsidiaries in the utility sector across many continents, it operates as a utility company nonetheless. What is interesting is that they appear to have a business in all the areas of business that they require. Companies like that don’t usually invest in IT as it is outside their core competencies.
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You have asked for my template and I answered with my template. In my Technical Screening post, I have highlighted what I look at and will review the specifics as it apples to my template.
Remember, the goal is to use technicals from the company, which are standard across all companies generally, and assess the potential entry point. Building the list is an entirely different process and I suggest you look at my other post on Dividend Stock Research – Managing The List for building your list.
Managing The List Template
The money is in the list, so you need to manage it well. If you are not prepared, you may make an emotional decision with your transactions and we all know they have a 50% chance of success.
Building your list will allow you to stay objective hopefully – here is my template.
Dividend Metrics Template
I have pre-populated it with some companies that you are probably familiar with. They are not companies you have to keep in your list but it gives you an idea of how I use
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Locating attractive dividend-paying companies is one of the first steps to successful investing. Finding those quality dividend stocks can be a challenge. There are literally thousands of equity names to choose from. On top of that, there is almost too much information available for investors searching for information online.
In previous posts, I’ve explored filtering tools that I like to use. This post will examine those tools in more detail. I’ll also look at some additional stock-screening resources available to individual investors. Not all of these are created equal, and I’ll tell you about the bad along with the good. You might find some of them useful for locating your next dividend paying winner.
Build A list of Companies
What I have found over the past few years of investing on my own is that you need a list of companies that you like and would be happy to invest in. You build a list and you add or remove companies based on your goals. I recommend casting a wider net initially to ensure you don’t eliminate a company for the wrong reasons.
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